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Positions Vacant

  • Part-time
  • $70,000 – $80,000 per year, plus super, pro-rata

About the Section

The International Law Section provides a focal point for lawyers and others interested in transnational and international law matters, trade and business practice, migration, and human rights issues. Lawyers and others are able to discuss current issues and contribute to the development of international legal practice and policy. The Section’s Chapters provide an opportunity for Australian trained lawyers based overseas to meet, network and filter back issues of concern.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with the planning, coordination, and management of the activities of the ILS in consultation with ILS Executive Officer. 
  • Provide executive support to the Chair and the Executive of the ILS. 
  • Organise ILS Committee meetings, including the distribution of agendas and minutes, organisation of venues, attending to follow-up action and taking minutes for Executive meetings. 
  • Assist with the development and implementation of innovative strategies and materials to engage with Committee members, including seeking contributions to submissions. 
  • Manage and promote membership of the ILS utilising the AMS database, contribute to the overall membership growth plan: including general promotional activities, managing renewal drives and identifying and promoting member benefits.
  • Coordinate key seminars, lecture series and events.
  • Work in close liaison with ILS Executive Officer and Chair to ensure diligent and resourceful use of the ILS expenditure and budget. 
  • Assist with the preparation of ILS Section reports for Law Council Executive and Board meetings, including the Law Council’s ‘Quarterly Report’. 
  • Maintain and regularly update the ILS webpage. 
  • Attend quarterly Executive meetings. 

Selection Criteria

Essential

  1. Demonstrated experience in providing executive and high-level administrative support. 
  2. Ability to provide a high standard of administrative support with an emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail with well-developed writing skills.
  3. Self-motivated and the ability to manage competing deadlines and priorities.
  4. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  5. Demonstrated high standard of competency in MS Office. 
  6. Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment with the ability to multi-task, manage conflicting priorities and meet deadlines whilst dealing with a wide range of people.
  7. The ability to travel to Sydney (day-trips), approximately four times a year. 

Desirable

  1. Experience in providing meeting support including minute taking. 
  2. Experience working with data management systems, design software and registration systems.
  3. Previous experience in a member-based organisation, or legal background. 
  4. Some experience with finance.
  5. Experience liaising with key stakeholders, for example: 
    1. courts,
    2. government agencies, 
    3. members,
    4. external providers, and 
    5. contractors. 

How to apply

Please apply via Seek before this advertisement closes at 5pm Friday, 28 June 2024. For questions regarding the role, please contact Doris Wimmler at doris.wimmler@lawcouncil.au

  • Part-time or full-time
  • $90,000 - $100,000 + superannuation pro rata

About the Role

The Human Resources (HR) Advisor is responsible for ensuring the delivery of high quality, timely and responsive human resource services to all Law Council staff. You will be working closely with the management team and provide advice and support across all areas of HR to enable growth in people capability, support with the development of leadership skills in managers, management of employee issues and drive key behaviours. 

The HR Advisor is a true business partner who works to ensure that the HR function is a proactive, value-adding service and meets the needs of its stakeholders across the Law Council. Reporting to the Director, Finance and Corporate Services, and working in collaboration with an external strategic HR partner, you will be involved in the delivery of the following services as required by the business areas:

  • Supporting business areas to attract and select the best people for the right roles to enable positive business outcomes
  • Support in the rollout of the HR policies and procedures, supporting staff and managers to understand and implement the policies in their day-to-day work
  • Supporting and advising people leaders on all areas of performance management including accessible templates, clear processes and provision of timely advice as needed
  • Support with workplace investigations ensuring the business area and individual involved receive the advice and guidance they require
  • Underperformance management advice and support
  • Probation compliance and reporting
  • Workers’ compensation case management and support
  • General HR advice and support to Managers and Employees as required.

The HR Advisor requires previous experience in HR areas as a generalist or specialist HR operator. The role requires an individual with high levels of personal integrity, a drive for achieving results and excellent interpersonal skills so they are able to build strong relationships across the organisation. You will demonstrate a high level of attention to detail and the ability to communicate with staff across all levels of the organisation.

The HR Advisor requires a person with a high level of initiative, the ability to multi-task and to appropriately prioritise conflicting tasks, and strong personal drive and motivation. You must also be highly ethical and credible to be able to set the expectation of accepted workplace behaviours and be exemplary in your own behaviours. Relevant HR experience and qualifications are highly regarded including knowledge of Fair Work legislation and its application in the workplace.

Selection Criteria

Please prepare a two-page (max) statement of claims outlining your suitability for the Human Resources Advisor role with the Law Council of Australia, and address the criteria below as part of this statement:

  1. Two – five years’ experience in generalist human resources role;
  2. Solid understanding of Fair Work legislation, and it’s application in the workplace across the entire employee life cycle;
  3. High-level written and oral communication skills;
  4. Strong personal integrity and highly ethical;
  5. Ability to deal with sensitive, difficult issues with empathy and discretion and balance the needs of the individual and organisation;
  6. Able to build strong and trusted relationships at all levels of the organisation;
  7. The ability to work within tight deadlines, independently and with minimal supervision;
  8. Commitment to lead by example and foster a positive, collaborative and team-oriented workplace culture;
  9. Accountable for the delivery of results and a strong work ethic;
  10. Well-developed problem-solving ability and able to make sound, evidence based decisions;
  11. High level organisational skills, and ability to prioritise conflicting priorities in an effective way;
  12. A bachelor’s degree in human resources, psychology or related discipline preferred but not essential.

How to Apply

Please send a copy of your resume and two-page statement of claims via SEEK by 5pm Friday, 28 June 2024. For questions, please email Katie Hancock, HR Business Partner via email katie@tailoredhrsolutions.com.au 

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